Sharangovich, Backlund score early in 3rd, Flames beat Kraken 6-3
Sun, Nov 5, 2023
NHL News (AP)
SEATTLE (AP) - Yegor Sharangovich and Mikael Backlund scored early in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames past the Seattle Kraken, 6-3 on Saturday night.
Sharangovich broke a 2-2 tie with a tip-in at 1:33, and Backlund scored on a rebound at four minutes after goalie Philipp Grubauer made a sprawling save on A.J. Green's breakaway.
Martin Pospisil and Noah Hanifin also scored for Calgary, and Backlund and Rasmus Andersson had empty-net goals. Dan Vladar made 17 saves.
Jaden Schwartz, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Eeli Tolvanen scored for Seattle. Grubauer made 25 saves.
Calgary overcame the loss of forward Andrew Mangiapane to a match penalty at 8:45 of the first period. Mangiapane was given a major for cross-checking and a match penalty for attempt to injure.
Seattle's Jared McCann was down when Mangiapane cross-checked his head into the ice. After a brief exit, McCann returned to the game.
Flames: Host Nashville on Tuesday night.
Kraken: At Arizona on Tuesday night.
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